How Much Do You Really Know About Women in US Politics?
It won't be official-official til the Democratic National Convention formally votes on July 25th, but Hillary Clinton just made history by becoming the first female nominee for president of a major party.
In her victory speech, Clinton acknowledged the women who blazed her trail.
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) June 8, 2016
How much do you know about these women--and about how far we've come overall on achieving gender equality in government? Here's a little quiz on women in US politics.
What percent of US Congressional seats are held by women?
How many states have ever had a female governor?
What state was first to elect a female governor?
What year saw the first female presidential candidate in the US?
Who was the first African-American woman in Congress?
Who was the first woman Supreme Court justice?
How many women have ever served in Congress?
Who was the first Hispanic-American woman elected to Congress?
Who was Jeannette Rankin? In the US, she was the first female ...
At the current rate, what year will women in the U.S. achieve total political equality?
Holly Epstein Ojalvo
Holly’s mission is to inform, inspire, and empower engaged activists who will change the world. She was previously an editor at The New York Times and a high school teacher. She spent her brief 20’s slump at a mousepad factory. Holly earned a B.A. at Lafayette College and M.A.'s at U Delaware and NYU. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, daughter, and cat, Tomie Twotone. Follow: @heoj.